Susan Sarandon: "I've Had My Phone Tapped" by the Government

Celebrity News Apr. 23, 2012 AT 8:00PM
Susan Sarandon attends Tribeca Talks Directors Series during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community  College on April 22, 2012. Susan Sarandon attends Tribeca Talks Directors Series during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 22, 2012. Credit: Craig Barritt/Getty Images

Outspoken left-wing activist and actress Susan Sarandon has made new claims that she is under surveillance by the government.

During a Sunday Q&A session at the Tribeca Film Festival, Sarandon and documentary filmmaker Michael Moore were asked by an audience member if they believe the government has them under surveillance.

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"We know we're under surveillance," Sarandon, 65, said according to the Daily Mail. "I’ve had my phone tapped." She added, "I was denied a security clearance to go to the White House and I don’t know why."

Moore, who directed the 2004 documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 and Capitalism: A Love Story in 2009, believes he has been the target of a "disinformation campaign." "I was told this by some people in the Bush administration," he claimed (via Huffington Post). "They went bonkers when 'Fahrenheit' came out and thought it would throw the election to Kerry."

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While Moore, 58, has been a liberal activist behind the camera, Sarandon has been active with political campaigns since the 1980s.

In 2002, she joined the rally in Washington, D.C. against the invasion of Iraq.

"Let us resist this war," she yelled. "Let us hate war in all its forms, whether the weapon used is a missile or an airplane."

In October of 2011, Sarandon had to apologize after she called Pope Benedict XVI a "Nazi."

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